It has had a tumultuous history with fires in 1917 and 2010 where the structure was almost completely destroyed.
The opening of Hastings Pier in 1872. Picture courtesy of Steve Peak SUS-190329-111606001
Promenading on the pier in the late 1880s SUS-190329-111619001
The paddle steamer, Seagull in the early 1890s. Picture courtesy of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery SUS-190329-111531001
Hastings Pier pavilion's interior, circa 1902. Picture courtesy of Steve Peak SUS-190329-111631001